Maricar Reyes didn’t mention any names but she made clear her decision to forgive those who have
wronged her doesn’t mean she has also decided to simply forget what they have done.
She related in a social media post, “Forgiveness is not forgetting. Yung babalik kayo sa dati as if nothing
happened. Not true. Tingin mo nakalimutan ko na lahat ng masama na nangyari sa akin? Hindi ah…”
She maintained, however, “The difference is, hindi na ganu’n kabigat pag naaalala ko sila. It’s because I
remember that I learned to adjust.”
This, Maricar, shared, is among things she learned about forgiving following the video scandal that
engulfed her several years ago, something that she has since shared in a book.
According to the actress, she is sharing what she learned about forgiveness in an effort to inspire others.
“Forgiveness is the best beauty product in the world,” she said.
Apart from forgiveness being separate from forgetting, she added, “Forgiveness does not mean na wala
She explained, “Kung minali ka ng isang tao, kailangan niya harapin ang consequences ng mali niya kahit
pinatawad mo na siya.”
Maricar also reminded followers: “Forgiveness does not mean I am better than the other person. Yung
thought na, ‘Never ko gagawin yung ginawa niya sa akin.’ ‘I am not as bad as that person, bakit ko siya
patatawarin?’ Ito yung pinakamahirap. Kasi feeling ko mas mabait ako dun sa kagalit ko. But when I
really took time to look at my own heart, I realize I wasn’t as clean as I thought I was. Hindi ako ganun
She went on.
“Forgiveness is not a one time, big time thing. Proseso siya. The deeper the hurt, the longer the process.
So please be patient with yourself.”
She ended, “Keep doing this until it becomes a habit. Over time it will get easier.”